Crab Apple Cottage
An Attractive Farm Cottage in Coastal Boulmer Village
Crab Apple Cottage is situated in a quiet spot in the beach village of Boulmer. Brimming with traditional charm, this gorgeous little village is centred around the bay, with Seaton Point just over a mile walk south and a great local pub, ‘The Fishing Boat Inn‘ on the beach front.
This cosy cottage by the beach sleeps up to four guests in two bedrooms and is single storey. The cottage is primarily south facing and looks over the large garden onto the beach and coastline beyond, providing beautiful coastal views all year round. The lounge houses a cosy wood burning stove and a large TV with SKY is provided for cosy nights in.
Crab Apple Cottage in Boulmer welcomes one dog (no bigger than a spaniel) and has free Wi-Fi and private parking for two cars. The cottage is on a working farm in Boulmer, so whilst the setting is overall very peaceful, there will be some occasional farm traffic throughout the day.
Crab Apple Cottage sleeps four guests in two bedrooms; one king size room with sea and beach views, and one twin/super king bedroom. There is one bathroom and the cottage is single storey.
The lounge has a cosy wood burning stove and this pretty cottage in Boulmer has south-facing views across the large enclosed garden down to the beach and sea beyond.
Free Wi-Fi, private parking for two cars and enclosed lawned garden. This cottage by the beach is situated on a working farm, so there will be a level of activity each day, none of which should disturb guests.
Entrance and Parking
Parking is opposite the back door which leads straight into the kitchen. There are two parking spots for cars just in front of the farm outbuildings. Bike storage is also in one of the outbuildings.
The compact kitchen contains a under-bench fridge with freezer compartment, electric fan oven with grill and electric ceramic hob, microwave, kettle, toaster and Nespresso coffee machine. Whilst there is no dishwasher or washing machine, the owners who live locally offer a 24hr washing turnaround service. The bathroom leads just off the kitchen.
The cosy lounge houses a dining table for four, a wood-burning stove with a small supply of logs between the months of October-April, a three-seater sofa, a love seat and a footstool. The large flat-screen TV has a SKY package with access to Netflix (to use with your own account). The large, south-facing windows look out over the large enclosed garden and across to Boulmer beach.
There is a step up to the bathroom which contains an electric shower over the bath, WC and wash hand basin. White towels and complimentary toiletries are provided.
This bedroom benefits from south-facing views which stretch over the garden and across to Boulmer beach. King size bed, wall-mounted Smart TV, plenty of drawer space and a built-in wardrobe.
This spacious bedroom has north and west facing windows, twin single beds that can be converted into a super king size upon request, ample wardrobe space and a dressing table area. (Photo’s coming soon)
The large, lawned garden is a real asset to Crab Apple Cottage and perfect for children and dogs to play safely. The views across the garden are to die for, at any time of year. This cottage by the beach has views out to sea and across to Seaton Point.
On the patio you will find a table and chairs for four guests, BBQ and firepit. As the garden is south-facing and sheltered, it’s perfect for watching the sunset.
A Cottage by the Beach in a Hidden Coastal Village
Boulmer is a hidden village in one of the most beautiful spots on the Northumberland coast. It’s rarely busy, has gorgeous walks up to Seaton Point and Crab Apple Cottage has views of the golden sandy beach.
Facts & Features
Up to 4 guests, 1 baby and 1 dog.
A gorgeous Welcome Hamper is provided, which includes some lovely basics including locally-baked bread, butter, milk, tea, coffee and a bottle of wine. Luxury complimentary toiletries are included.
Bespoke Guide Book for your Mobile or Tablet
You’ll receive a comprehensive guide book for your phone or tablet upon booking, which not only provides all the information you need to stay at Crab Apple Cottage but also guides to all the local facilities, restaurants, shopping, attractions, the best beaches, walks, activities, exploring Northumberland, offers and much more.
1 infant welcome. Provision of a travel cot and highchair TBC. No stairgate as the property is single storey.
1 well-behaved dog welcome (no bigger than a Spaniel) for a charge of £20 per dog per holiday. Dogs must be fully house-trained and over 1 year old.
Accommodation all ground floor with a step up to the bathroom and lounge, and a shower over the bath.
The large, lawned garden is a great place for dogs and children to play safely, as it is enclosed. South-facing views across to the beach and sea. The patio contains a table and chairs for 4 guests.
Nearest EV Charging Point
Click here to find the nearest EV charging point – use postcode NE66 3BX.
Bedrooms & Bedding
2 bedrooms; king size bedroom (5ft bed) and a twin/super king bedroom (3ft singles/6ft bed), All bedding and pillows are non-feather, suitable for those with allergies.
The bathroom contains an electric shower over the bath, toilet, wash basin, heated towel rail and mirror. Towels and complimentary toiletries provided.
Under-bench fridge with freezer compartment, 4 ring electric hob and electric fan oven and grill, microwave, toaster, kettle and Nespresso coffee machine with initial supply of pods. 24hr washing turnaround service, iron, ironing board and vacuum cleaner. Hairdryers, books, a range of board games. Central heating is provided throughout.
Tv & Technology
Large flat screen TV in the lounge with SKY package. Free Wi-Fi throughout.
Storage is provided in an outbuilding next to the parking spot, big enough for 4 bikes.
There are two off-road parking space on the farm opposite the entrance.
Please be aware
Crab Apple Cottage is situated on the edge of a working farm. So whilst you won’t experience early morning or late night disruption, you will see some activity during the day.
Dogs must be kept on a lead when walking outside of the enclosed garden, and children must be supervised. This is due to farm machinery and live stock around the farm.
The garden is enclosed, but cannot guarantee it’s secure. The stone wall and fence are around 4ft tall, so for dogs that jump, using an extendable lead is advised.
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival days are Friday or Monday (short breaks available)
Arrival: from 4pm Departure: by 10am
Virtual Tour & Floorplan
Here is a 3D Virtual Tour of Crab Apple Cottage. Click and drag your mouse or touch screen to explore the property. Click on the floorplan to enlarge it. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team on 01665 710700 or click here to email us.
Map & Local Area
Crab Apple Cottage is positioned on the edge of the village of Boulmer, with beautiful views and just minutes on foot to the sandy beach. Walk north to Sugar Sands or south to Seaton Point, all along the beach and behind the dunes. It’s incredibly scenic so you’re sure to get your fill of fresh sea air whilst on holiday here.
Boulmer has one pub called The Fishing Boat Inn. Recently renovated, it has a pretty beer garden and a restaurant with fantastic views out to sea. Booking is recommended in busy periods, and it’s not dog-friendly.
If you’re looking to venture away from this pretty coastal village, the arty village of Alnmouth is less than 10 minutes drive away. In Alnmouth you’ll find 3 great pubs, The Old School Gallery which has an interesting selection of local artist’s work and hosts a local street food van in the spring-late summer months and their 7-mile stretch of golden sandy beach. If you’re a keen golfer, book a round at the Alnmouth golf club at nearby Foxton. It’s links course has stunning views all the way round.
The market town of Alnwick can be reached in less than 15 minutes, where you’ll find a great selection of independent shops as well as some national stores for the essentials, plus Alnwick Garden, Treehouse and Alnwick Castle. The country town of Rothbury is 30 mins away and is a beautiful drive across the moors, dropping down past National Trust site, Cragside.
You can explore the location of Crab Apple Cottage on the map below, which allows you to zoom in and pan out to gain a good idea of the area. The postcode of the property is NE66 3BX.
Click the map to view local facilities and other cottages in the same area and generally explore the location.
Tips from a local
A Breath of Fresh Air
Walk from Boulmer to Alnmouth all the way along the coastline and take in the fresh sea air and breathtaking east-coast views.
Either walk there and back, get a bus back, or do a circular route that’s just under 10 miles. Click here to see a route online.
Tips from a local
Spot of Golf?
Described as ‘The Jewel in Northumberland’s Golfing Crown’, why not enjoy a round of golf at the Alnmouth links golf course at nearby Foxton? A mere 6 minutes drive away from Boulmer, this well-maintained golf course offers something for everyone, and has a welcoming bar and reasonable breakfast and lunch menu too.
They serve a Sunday carvery once a month which you need to book for, but please contact them for dates.
Tips from a local
Indulge in Local Street Food
The Old School Gallery in Alnmouth is home to varied local street food vans throughout the spring and summer months. Pop along for something tasty, and have a browse of the gallery at the same time!
Check out the Gallery’s website for information on opening times and who will be present each weekend.
David and Alison Weddell
Owners of Crab Apple Cottage
We asked David and Alison what they love about Crab Apple Cottage:
“We originally acquired the cottage because it is on the farm where we work in the family business, and the location was perfect. It is a lovely old cottage with bags of character and thick walls to protect us from the wind and weather, being so close to the coast. It is away from the road and has good parking, but still has a sea view, so it suited us perfectly and we loved living there.
We spent sunny afternoons on the decking with a glass of wine and a BBQ going, but eventually, a bigger house came up in the village to we took the opportunity to convert this property to a holiday cottage for everyone to enjoy. We named the cottage after the Crab Apple tree which is always covered in fruit in the autumn and looks really amazing in the garden.
As we work in farming, leisure time is a rare thing, but we manage to walk the dog on the beach every day, and we have spent our lives in Boulmer, so we have seen it change throughout the years. It is now very popular with visitors, but we can remember when the sea was just a place for the fishermen to work, and all the cottages were filled with families who had lived here for generations. When we do get a night off, we love to get together with friends in our local pub, the Fishing Boat Inn – come and join us!”
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